Celebrating Spring Renewal on International Happiness Day

Finding Joy in New Beginnings of Spring

This Friday, we celebrate the onset of spring with the rare astronomical occurrence of an equinox, solar eclipse and supermoon all on the same date. During this symbolic period of rebirth and transformation, we take time to say goodbye to what no longer serves us—harsh winter weather, physical clutter and the limiting thoughts of fear, doubt and regret that may have been holding us back from a … [Read more...]

Unlocking the Benefits of Gratitude

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What better time to talk about the benefits of a regular gratitude practice than on a holiday that celebrates giving thanks? Cultivating an attitude of gratitude can help us feel happier, more optimistic and appreciative. We are less overcome by stress, which is then seen as more of a challenge than a threat. Our self-worth rises when we feel the hands that support us. Recognizing our own … [Read more...]

Manifest Meaningful Change In Your Life in 2013

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As we welcome in the New Year, what more tempting a time it is to consider turning over a new leaf in life. We look back on the experiences of the past year, some amazing and beautiful, others we’d much rather forget. We look back on the chances we didn’t take or the promises we made to ourselves that we broke, and we swear to ourselves that this year will be different. The year ahead of us … [Read more...]

Upon Turning 35, a Final Look Back

When I first began my pity party path to recognizing and acknowledging the blessings of turning 35, I wasn’t sure how the experience would play out. I couldn’t predict what it would feel like having to come up with 35 truly positive things about my life as it is now, without only citing banal, yet genuine daily items of gratitude that might put you to sleep. To be honest, some days were harder … [Read more...]

My One Week Countdown to 35: To Love and Creativity

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To Love and Creativity! Day 5 is Dedicated to My Love 1. I am grateful to My Love for showing me real, unconditional love from a romantic partner. Loving me as exactly, completely me. Loving with kindness, compassion and patience. Love without judgment. Love without co-dependency. Love without jealousy. 2. I am grateful to My Love for being so open, honest and true. For baring everything and … [Read more...]

My One Week Countown to 35: Dedicated to the Ones I Love

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Day 3 is Dedicated to My Parents 1. I am grateful to my parents for taking me back into their home when my health got too bad for me to live on my own (with or without a partner). And for the times when live-in relationships deteriorated… ;) 2. I am grateful to my parents for the sacrifices they have made occupationally (my mom transitioned to telecommuting full-time to keep an eye on me when my … [Read more...]

My One-Week Countdown to 35: Day 1

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In exactly one week, I will be turning the big 3-5. I know, it’s hard for even me to believe it, but it’s true. While I know it’s not exactly over the hill, as a never-been married woman with no kids, it makes me feel pretty damn old if I think about it too much. So to silence the ridiculous screams of “spinster” and “cat lady” in my subconscious, I’ve decided to count the days until my birthday … [Read more...]

Growing Into Gratitude: A 21 Day Challenge

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  I am so grateful and honored to be working in such a unique field where I can regularly share with others the many lessons I have learned in my life journey over the last 35 years. Through both the triumphs and challenges, I have developed an appreciation for each experience that has shaped me and every person that I have who has taught me something new about myself and about life. Taking … [Read more...]